Success Stories

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At Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, we work hard to provide the best possible experience and outcome for all of our patients. We understand the freedom and enjoyment that comes from increased mobility and decreased pain, and we often have patients tell us that because of their care, they can now live a fuller, more active life.

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Patient Testimonials

Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk again! All the praise goes to God and Dr. Luke Madigan. Due to spinal stenosis and rheumatoid arthritis, I had become almost bedridden. Each step caused severe pain. Then Dr. Luke Madigan preformed a lumbar fusion L3 to L5 on my spine on May 16, 2016. I found him to be compassionate and knowledgeable. He took the time to answer all of my questions. He even allowed me to pray with him prior to my surgery. My recovery went as expected. The first two weeks were very painful, then my body began to recover. Now six months out, I have no pain in my lower back. I was concerned about becoming addicted to pain medication, but Dr. Madigan keeps a close eye on that and only prescribes what you need, reducing the dosage as quickly as possible. I was so satisfied with Dr. Madigan that when my husband needed back surgery three weeks ago, there was no question who would be preforming the surgery. My husband is also recovering extremely well. He had a herniated disc. I would highly recommend Dr. Luke Madigan. You will not find anyone better. Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Madigan!
– Brenda, Knoxville
When I first went to see Dr. Paul Johnson, I immediately felt his sympathy for my 20+ years of what I had been told by other orthopaedics was "sciatic" and not much hope was given. Dr. Johnson took the time to find out what the real problem was, without hesitation. He did several tests before diagnosing my problem. It was then we decided we would go the route of doing surgery (I had never had any ortho surgery prior to this). He clipped the tendon behind the piriformis muscle (glute muscles) and 6 weeks later I have absolutely NO pain after 20+ years and it feels AWESOME! My scar looks great and I am very pleased with Dr. Johnson's overall professionalism, knowledge and capabilities. I have often referred to him as my "Superman". I have never encountered a doctor of any specialty with such determination to help me! Thank you, Dr. Johnson! I will forever be grateful to you for "fixing me" :)
– Staci, Kingston
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can walk these 700 stairs in Amalfi, Italy!
– Randy, Knoxville
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can continue drumming for the rest of my life! I didn't receive medical treatment because I did not need it, but Dr. Gaylord really encouraged me not to give up on drumming and to continue my passion as a drummer. He gave me great advice for my hurting wrists to feel better!
– Cherish, Robbins
Dr. David Holt did an excellent job surgically installing hardware in my broken arm (radius and ulna near the wrist). The surgery was so successful that I needed very little pain medication after it was performed and it's feeling great now. He also came to me in the hospital and performed the surgery as an in-patient when other ortho surgeons required out-patient surgery. Had he not done so, I would have been discharged without the surgery I so desperately needed. Dr. Holt personally called me when I was unable to keep follow-up appointments and for these reasons I consider him a very caring doctor. He is prompt as well, doing everything he said he would on time (hard to find qualities and very much appreciated).
– Nancy, Cosby
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can live again! I am so happy with both knees. Dr. Becker is one of the best. He has a great personality, bed side manner, and is a super great doctor. I can do anything that I want and need to do. I have my life back. Thank you so much for all you do for everyone!
– Carmen, White Pine
Thanks to my care at KOC, I can turn my head and neck without severe pain. I have degenerative disc disease that gets increasingly worse every year. Dr. Luke Madigan was very understanding and willing to help me get relief. He was very easy to talk to and explained what he thought would help me. I was very happy to find someone that I feel I can call on and depend on to help me in the future. I would highly recommend Dr. Madigan.
– Delbert, Knoxville
Dr. Paul Johnson is a wonderful doctor! I wouldn't go anywhere else. He is the best!
– Ashly, Jacksboro
Prior to surgery I was struggling with a loss of flexibility, and limited mobility due to pain. Dr. Luke Madigan performed a lumbar laminectomy for spinal stenosis. At seven weeks post surgery, all of the pre-surgery issues are resolved and I feel better than I have for 20 years. Thanks to the care I received at KOC, I can roll my whitewater kayak again.

Dr. Madigan is an exceptionally skilled and caring surgeon who has earned my deepest gratitude and respect. My only regret is than I didn't have this surgery 5 or 10 years ago!
– Thomas, Tellico Plains
Since my neck surgery by Dr. Paul Johnson, I can live each day now without debilitating neck and shoulder pain. Within hours after surgery, I was pain free, without pain medication. The pain I had been dealing with was non-stop and for so many years. The confidence that Dr. Johnson provided me not only in the success of the surgery, but in the ability that he had, was extremely helpful in my decision-making to move forward with the surgery. As a patient of many of the exceptional doctors at KOC, I am winning the battle on my orthopedic complications that come with age and arthritis. I and my entire family are very blessed by KOC.
– Brenda, Friendsville
I had visited three other spine specialists who had not been able to relieve my pain. None had suggested surgery, perhaps because of my age (73), but Dr. Luke Madigan was a very caring doctor who showed no hesitation in explaining the surgery thoroughly, both pros and cons, and recommending that I have it and carried it through with great success. Very, very happy with his work and I would recommend him highly and KOC in general. KOC doctors have performed knee replacement on both my knees, saved the use of my husband's hand when he cut tendons, and helped him through a broken ankle. Where would we be without all of you?
– Sandra, Knoxville
I feel I must start with a little history about my condition...Previous Doctors I saw before Dr. Paul Johnson, tried to treat me with therapy and when I complained that is was getting worse each time I went, all complaints were not handled correctly. I was not given an x-ray until the last visit with those Drs. and was informed that they were too foggy and couldn't get a good look. As previously stated, they sent me back to therapy with no good results...I was steadily getting worse. At the request of my employer, I chose Dr. Johnson and I could not be more pleased. This man encountered a very angry woman who had been in severe pain for much too long. He got x-rays, set up for me to try a shot, got that, it didn't help. He, at that point scheduled surgery on my cervical spine C5-C6-C7. Dr. Johnson told me what he was going to do and what it would help. This man hit the nail on the head. He is one awesome Dr and I would highly recommend his services. He cares deeply for his patients and it shows in the care he gives us. I carry the utmost respect for this man because he is the reason I can enjoy my grandchildren. I can now move my neck and I am able to turn in both directions. The nerves were fixed and that awful tingling is gone.
– Debbie, Knoxville